After a successful first year in our new facility, we have decided now is the time to support a local organisation with a cause close to everyone’s hearts.
With Christmas quickly approaching, epm: technology employee Mark Gould reached out to Annabel’s Angels; a Derby-based, registered, charitable trust raising funds to support local cancer patients and their families. Mark has also recently completed a FireWalk for the charity.
To raise money for this important cause, we will begin raising funds throughout December, culminating in a Christmas Fun Day for our staff and academy on Christmas Eve at the Technology Centre in Derby. Mark thinks this is just the start: “We hope this is just the start of things to come between ourselves and Annabel’s Angels. We, as a company, have the opportunity and willingness to help this amazing charity and, with the support of our brilliant workforce, we can definitely help make a difference.”
Graham Mullholland, CEO of epm: technology continues, “The team approached me and asked if we had any plans to support any charities in the future. I asked the team to draw up plans and see who we could support locally. A number of the team have been touched by this cruel disease so it made sense to rally the team up and do a few activities to raise some much needed funds for Annabel’s Angels as we build up to Christmas. I am very proud and pleased to see team epm supporting Annabel’s Angels.”
Simon Hancox, Chair of Annabel’s Angels, feels this is an exciting opportunity to raise funds and to raise awareness of some of the issues associated with living with cancer:
“Annabel’s Angels supports local people living with cancer in and around Derby by listening to and responding to their individual support needs. We work closely with the Royal Derby hospital, Macmillan Cancer Support and other support organisations to encourage families to submit a grant application to ourselves based on their individual needs. The aim is simple: to improve the quality of life for the individual and for the family. In the past we have funded childcare while a parent attends treatment and we have sourced and supplied white goods/essential items and services to reduce pressure on the family. We have also funded travel costs to enable those on low income to attend essential treatment and recovery.”
Simon went on:
“For many, Christmas is a time of reflection and a time for giving. Many of us will remember those who are no longer here and many will feel compelled to do something positive to help others over this festive period. I’m touched, humbled and very pleased that the epm: technology team will be fundraising to support Annabel’s Angels during this time. My fellow trustees and I are very grateful for the opportunity to work with epm: technology. We feel their values and principles match those of our own. We love the fact that both organisations are reputable, professional and are Derby-based. I’m hopeful that this is the start of a fruitful relationship”
Visit annabelsangels.co.uk for more information about the charity and how you can help support.